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Durability of Bamboos in India against termites and fungi and chemical treatments for its enhancement
2005 - IRG/WP 05-10553
Bamboo is a very important forest resource that benefits the life of people in a myriad ways including meeting the need for structural uses like posts, pole fencing, scaffoldings, house building, etc. Although it is one of the strongest structural material available, often succumbs to fungal decay and biodeterioration by insects (termites and powder post beetles) during storage and usage. Studies...
O K Remadevi, R Muthukrishnan, H C Nagaveni, R Sundararaj, G Vijayalakshmi


Potential of some insecticides as wood protectants in South Indian condition
2007 - IRG/WP 07-30447
Wood continues to be one of the most widely used raw materials in spite of the introduction of many modern materials. This naturally renewable resource being an organic matter is amenable to the attack of biodeteriorating organisms. Though some wood species are known for their natural resistance to agents of biodeterioration, their availability is constantly decreasing, besides being too expensive...
R Sundararaj, O K Remadevi, R Muthukrishnan


A new approach to wood protection: Potential of biologically synthesised CuO and ZnO nanoparticle formulation as a wood preservative
2022 - IRG/WP 22-30758
Even though metal nanoparticles are effective in protecting wood, they are less preferred, as they are synthesised using methods which are expensive and are not environmentally friendly. Biological synthesis of nanoparticles using plants, fungi, yeast, bacteria and viruses, has been accepted as an alternative approach and is referred to as green synthesis. Utilization of biologically synthesised n...
Shiny K S, R Sundararaj, N Mamatha